Från Blind Hönas arkiv

Så många böcker

Apropå föregående: Edward Tenner om böcker. Det har aldrig tryckts så mycket böcker som nu, konstaterar han i So Many Books, So Few Readers:
"Ten years ago the printed word seemed a noble anachronism crushed between televised entertainment and burgeoning electronic information resources, from CD-ROMs and audio books to online hypertext. Today, many would-be replacements of books have vanished, while conventional print marches on. The Association of American Publishers recently reported a 36 percent increase in book sales since 1997 - a modest performance by the standards of DVDs and videogames, but bubble-proof.

In 1895, even before the commercial success of Thomas Edison's phonograph, a pair of French satirists only half-jokingly published a chapter on 'The End of the Book' that predicted its replacement by audio media. The authors even included a drawing of a climber on a mountaintop with a proto-Walkman."
Relaterat på Blind Höna: Det skrivna ordets död, 12 juni 2005


Permalänk | Andra som länkat hit (0)


  Avdelare mellan text och datering  
21 sep 2005

Kommentarer

Skriv din kommentar här:

Namn:


Mejl-adress:


URL:




Kommentarer:


Låt Blind Höna komma ihåg dina personuppgifter



  På kornet  |  Korn av sanning  |  Guldkorn  |  Blind höna  |  Skrot och korn  |  Väderkorn

 

 



Bloggtoppen.se